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Klingons vs. Klingons – with Kirk in the middle!

In the Name of Honor is a Pocket TOS novel – #97 in the numbered series, and the last Original Series numbered novel – written by Dayton Ward. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 2002.


From the book jacket
Delicate peace talks between the Federation and the Klingon Empire become complicated when Captain Kirk discovers that Starfleet prisoners of war are being held captive on a remote jungle planet. Now, with the unexpected assistance of an old adversary, Kirk embarks on a daring rescue mission, knowing that if he fails, the Federation will deny all knowledge of his intentions.
But powerful forces within the Klingon government are determined to keep the shameful secret of the hostages' existence, even if it means obliterating every last trace of the prisoners – and anyone who comes to save them!

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Background information[]

  • This was Dayton Ward's first full-length Star Trek novel.
  • Pocket Books editor John Ordover originally had plans to end the numbered novel series with a trilogy by Diane Carey, tentatively titled The Last Round-Up, which would have made up #98-100. However, this did not come to fruition, and Ward's book ended up closing the series.


James T. Kirk
Montgomery Scott
Doctor Leonard McCoy
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov


Klingon Neutral Zone
USS Bozeman
USS Gagarin

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